October 31, 2014


Dr. Evil exposed for Halloween

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Dr. Evil turns up in the news on Halloween. How much fun is this? If you were paying attention last month, he’s Rick Berman – the guy behind the Big Green Radicals campaign (which I think should mock me so that I can validate my own activism — I am somebody, right?). Over at Crooks […]

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October 30, 2014


Study shows unsafe air quality at oil and gas facilities


Colorado is one of five states included in a newly released study of toxic emissions near oil and gas production. Monitoring occurred in Boulder and Weld counties. For this study researchers applied what’s known as “community-based monitoring” method, which is essentially the bucket brigade. Local community residents were trained to collect air samples in buckets, […]

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October 28, 2014

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Bob Arrington speaks out on GarCo birth defects

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The focus of the article below in Sunday’s Denver Post is on one midwife’s search for the answer to the question: why are there so many newborn deaths in Vernal, Utah? While it may seem as though Donna Young is the only person in Vernal who cares, there are researchers outside the region who do […]

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October 24, 2014


Cyclone Drilling worker killed near Parachute


An oil rigger’s wife speaks out about her husband’s tragic death … Sharon Hill says she found out about her husband’s death three hours after it happened on Facebook and the next morning a Cyclone Drilling employee dropped off his truck. She told us that Cyclone ruled his death an accidental and cause of death […]

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October 22, 2014


EXCLUSIVE: Evidence of another methane seep on West Divide Creek

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Guest post by Lisa Bracken* In August, on our property, I noted the emergence of a new seep along the bank and discharging into the waters of West Divide Creek. I’ve been observing it since then and notified the COGCC and others of the activity on the 20th of this month. My correspondence with them […]

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October 19, 2014


Task force meeting/tour was “clearly a violation” of Sunshine Law

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As you recall on Thursday three members of Governor Hickenlooper’s and Congressman Jared Polis’s blue ribbon task force paid a visit to Battlement Mesa/Parachute. Task force co-chair Gwen Lachelt and members Sara Barwinski and Russell George were treated to a tour of 3 well pads. Before the tour, a meeting was held. The meeting wasn’t […]

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October 18, 2014


Fracking Diaries

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Guest post by Phil Doe* The headline should have read, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Representative Jared Polis deny public vote on fracking with last minute deal giving backyard fracking the continued green light in Colorado. Instead Lynn Bartels, reporting in the hedge fund-owned Denver Post, gushed that a grand compromise had been struck. […]

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October 17, 2014


Task force members tour local gaspatch


Today the Daily Sentinel reported that three members of Governor Hickenlooper’s task force visited Battlement Mesa and Parachute on Thursday (10/16). Task force co-chair Gwen Lachelt and members Sara Barwinski and Russell George were treated to “a tour that included an Ursa well pad just outside Battlement Mesa and two WPX pads inside the nearby […]

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October 15, 2014


Oil and Gas Task Force schedule revised

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The Oil & Gas Task Force meetings schedule has been revised Oil & Gas Task Force website  At present, these future meetings are scheduled: Longmont (location TBA) on November 20-21 Rifle on December 10-11 Greeley on January 15-16 Denver on February 2-3 Denver on February 24 Click here for the schedule of past meetings and future meetings. […]

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October 11, 2014


Task force cancels Rifle meeting

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Governor Hickenlooper’s and Congressman Jared Polis’s blue ribbon oil & gas task force met in Durango on Thursday and Friday. The only decision they reached is that they will not meet in Rifle on November 5-6, as previously scheduled. The group decided to move to the Front Range to work in communities where fracking was […]

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